General

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Nikon D4
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$249.95 $6,620.66
Announced
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February, 2012 January, 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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Full frame 36.0x24.0mm Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Crop factor
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1x 1x
Megapixels
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22.3 MP 16.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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25,600 ISO 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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102,400 ISO 204,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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22.3 MP 16.2 MP
Native resolution
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5456 x 4096 4928 x 3280
Pixel size
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38.7 µm² 53.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.2" 3.2"
Resolution
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1,040k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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156 lenses 152 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame) Nikon FX

Form factor

Size
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152x116x76 mm 160x157x91 mm
Depth
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3" 3.6"
Weight
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950 g 1,340 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.71x 0.70x
Coverage
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100% 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes Yes
Autofocus
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Unknown Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Yes
All formats
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1080p @ 25fps
720p @ 60fps
1080p @ 30fps
480p @ 25fps
720p @ 50fps
1080p @ 24fps
480p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
1080p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes Yes
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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500 ms 300 ms
Shutter lag
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120 ms 208 ms
Battery life
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950 shots 2600 shots
Continuous shooting
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6 fps 11 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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61 51
Cross type focus points
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41 15

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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No No
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2 2
Supported formats
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SD
CompactFlash (Type I)
CompactFlash (Type I)
XQD
CompactFlash (Type II)
CompactFlash (Type II)
CompactFlash (Type I)
XQD

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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81.0 89.0
Color depth
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24 bits 24.7 bits
Dynamic range
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11.7 EV 13.1 EV
Low light performance
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2,293 ISO 2,965 ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
EOS 5D Mark III
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